Memories of Bracknell
When I speak about the Shah of Persias visit to Makepiece Road in the early 60s, people dismiss it as another bit of nostalgic claptrap. I was however watching his visit from my bedroom window at 33 Makepiece Rd., as he and his dignitaries spent some time at the house opposite. Having moved from the backstreets of Edmonton, ...Read full memory
Kiddies Corner was great but my favourite treat was a trip to 'The Imp' coffee bar - coloured light panels in the ceiling and an Expresso machine making all the noises ! My mum worked at the Co-op and on Saturdays I would spend a lot of time there - I knew most of the staff and can now safely reveal I think that the jolly Santa in the toy dept ( top floor) was probably the most miserable member of staff during the rest of the year ( according to my mum !) Saturday lunchtimes were spent in The Spinning Wheel Café at the back of Harmsworths ? toy shop across the Zebra crossing in the High Street - anyone else remember that ?!
Truly a wonderful pub when managed by Gerald and Edith Leader, before they moved to the Blue Lion on Broad Lane.
We moved to Easthampstead in 1962 and moved away in 1968. Bracknell town did have the Crossways but I do remember the rest of the town which was still beautiful and old. When we returned in 1969 I was horrified as an 11 year old to see just how the old town had been torn down. I went to Fox Hills infant and junior ...Read full memory